Rampage trench via Macy's - 2007 - gift card (similar) / Collared shirt via Macy's - 2007 - gift card (similar) / Calvin Klein sheath dress via Nordstrom - 2009 - $90 (similar) / Gap belt - 2010 - $10 (similar) / Nina pumps via Ross - 2009 - $16 (similar) / Urban Outfitters double finger ring - 2010 - birthday gift (available) / Mystery tights
Can I go back and make New Year's resolutions that I've already sort of done? I haven't made any yet, but I could almost say that my resolution was to take pics of all my work outfits. Wait, I haven't actually kept to that, so maybe I don't want to go back and make it a resolution. But I'm doing much better than I did before? This outfit was worn on January 19 (gasp), a full week and a half ago. I've got a few more outfits that I haven't posted but don't worry, I'll make my way through them.
While I love a good sheath dress (and Calvin Klein's are among the best, in my opinion), I never quite know what to do with a crew neck style. Something about the high neck and knee length just creates a huge swath of fabric. The collared shirt did the trick, I think. And the belt helps, too.
Goodness gracious I love this dress. So. Much. It's a great length (makes my legs look longer than they actually are), a great quality (one you go lined, it's hard to go back), and so perfect for the office. You can almost see some of the darting/wait detail in that last photo (it may be a large swath of pinstripe, but it's got some nice visual interest and strategic fitting going on).
Nothing comes to mind. I think this was a pretty winning outfit. (Don't ask about that first photo up there. It sucks, I know.)
How do you break up large expanses of fabric, whether solid or print? What are your favorite ways to spice up a high crew neck?